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Rosenstiel Med Sciences Bldg, 4105
Friday, January 18, 2013, 12 – 1pm
Dialogues in Research Ethics Presents "Communicating Research Risks." featuring Ana S. Iltis, Ph.D. from Wake Forest University. The event takes place at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 18at the RosenstielMedicalScienceBuilding, fourth-floor auditorium, on the Miller School campus.Although the importance of communicating research risks to potential participants is widely recognized, it is doubtful that standard disclosure processes are effective. Many participants may not fully understand and appreciate research risks where such understanding is a requirement for valid consent. There is clearly room for improvement in communicating research risks. We will explore questions such as: What are the major barriers to effective risk communication? What are some ways to improve risk communication in clinical research? How should we assess the importance of improved risk communication relative to the cost of such improvements? Dr. Iltis is director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society and associate professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University. She has published widely in bioethics, particularly research ethics. She serves on several National Institutes of Health data safety monitoring boards and holds a wide range of editorialpositions, including co-editor of the Annals of Bioethics book series (Routledge), seniorassociateeditor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press), and co-editor of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics (Johns Hopkins University Press).Please bring a lunch (No RSVPs required) Dialogues in Research Ethics is a series of monthly conferences. For more information, visit Ethics Programs' Dialogues in Research Ethics Series.